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civilian

Pronunciation: /səˈvɪljən; sɪˈvɪljən/

Translation of civilian in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • civil (masculine and feminine) civilians were not affected la población civil no se vio afectada
    Example sentences
    • Eight more police and two civilians died when their vehicles ran over mines.
    • The awards are made to civilians and police officers who put their lives at risk to save others.
    • People were brutally assaulted by police, and by civilians who acted in collusion to them.

adjective/adjetivo

  • [casualties] entre la población civil in civilian dress [Military/Militar] vestido de civil or de paisano (of doctor etc) vestido de particular or de paisano

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